The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

A compelling and beautifully written story with an interesting narrative style in places. I was only able to dip in and out of this – far from my preferred method of reading – but for such a long book touching on so many areas of life as Theo’s story progresses, I never lost interest or the sense of the novel and was immediately transported back to the life within its pages every time I had a half hour to spare.

As many other readers have commented, there is definite room for improvement with some of the editing and the references to the use of the internet and mobile phones are somewhat incongruous and confused but, all in all, this was a piece of modern literature that I would highly recommend and one of the best books I’ve read in quite some time.

It stands apart from the crowd and will, I believe, stand the test of time.

February 15th, 2019 by